1889 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1889 British Open was the 29th time this major was played. It was decided in a 36-hole playoff.

Winner: Willie Park Jr., 155

Where it was played: Musselburgh Links in Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland

Tournament dates: Nov. 8 and Nov. 11, 1889

Leader after first round: Andrew Kirkaldy, 77

Notable Notes: Andrew Kirkaldy and Willie Park Jr. finished the one-day, 36-hole tournament tied at 155. So they played another 36 holes between the two of them three days later to settle the issue. In the playoff, Park shot 82-76 and Kirkaldy 85-78, so Park won by five strokes, 158 to 163. ... This was Park's second Open title and the seventh for the Park family (four for Willie Park Sr. and one for Mungo Park, Willie Sr.'s brother). ... So few players completed the original 36 holes because tournament organizers paid those not in contention to drop out — they feared being unable to complete the tournament in the day allotted.

Final Scores

Willie Park Jr. 78-77—155
Andrew Kirkaldy 77-78—155
Ben Sayers 79-80—159
David Brown 82-80—162
a-John E. Laidlay 81-81—162
Willie Fernie 84-80—164
Willie Brown 87-78—165
Willie Campbell 84-81—165
Davie Grant 82-83—165
Hugh Kirkaldy 83-83—166
William Thomson 85-81—166
Archie Simpson 89-78—167
a-A.M. Ross 87-82—169
Jack Burns 86-84—170

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